ERIC Number: ED248608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Responsive Building Policies.
A synthesis of ideas and proposals that have emerged in the course of recent Programme on Educational Building activities places emphasis on issues relating to the economic management of existing building resources. In recent years the development and administration of educational building policies have been affected by changes in the organization of education, school demography, and school programs. The response of educational building policies to these changes needs to be recognized as complex and continuously changing. Much of the school building stock shows it was needed in a hurry and a large proportion is relatively expensive to keep in service. Policies are now developing that lead to better educational provisions, improvements in the quality of community life, and more efficient use of public resources. Decision-making structures with funding arrangements can reflect the new purposes of school-community buildings and introduce incentives that encourage more efficient and creative management. Viewing each school as part of a cooperative network seems likely to greatly assist the achievement of this objective. A 50-item bibliography is appended. (MLF)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, Building Operation, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Declining Enrollment, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Trends, Facility Inventory, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Property Accounting, School Buildings, School Closing, School Maintenance, Shared Facilities, Social Networks
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.